Tarantino's and Green Room and Trees may be gone, but there's still a lot of life down in Deep Ellum, thanks in no small part to Frank Campagna, owner of the Kettle Art Gallery on Elm Street. He's got a show opening tomorrow night that I've been excited about for a while.
Luckily, I was doing a little cocktailing down that way last evening and snuck into Kettle for a little preview when I saw a dusty, hard-working Campagna through the window. Saturday's opening is for "To The Nines," featuring work from this impressive roll-call: Mark Nelson, Anthony Gambino, Jason Barnett, Erica Felicella, Richard Ross, Judith Lea Perkins, Marie Sena, Mattson Plummer, Greg Landis and Matt Anzak. All the artists created work specifically for this show.
Just flipping through the canvases leaning against the wall, I saw some fantastic stuff. Tattoo-style art, Operation references, and so much more. I can't wait to see it on the walls and maybe take a piece or two home. Campagna told me much of the work would be very affordably priced.
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Show's 7-10 p.m. tomorrow night. I'll see ya'll there. --Andrea Grimes